Boy, do I need you guys right now! I just had a really negative exchange with my significant other about my dream of becoming a real estate investor and I really need some bolstering up!
I bought Dean's books after I lost my job in March '09 and was overwhelmed at first with all the information contained in them, but have been slowly understanding as I proceed. I have little to no money to invest and have a good idea where I need to begin using Dean's techniques. What I've done so far to get myself going: I've incorporated, I've studied, I belong to a couple of very positive and beneficial REI clubs, I've studied, I've made a nice buyers list (over and above the 400+ people who are buying and selling properties who are members of the clubs, I have found a great realtor who is helping me get started with the 25:1 proceedure and I get daily MSL updates sent automatically to my email account, I've studied, I have found a couple of other people from Baltimore on this site who are working this system and meet with one of them regularly, I am a member of the Academy and talk to mentors regularly, I've researched hard money lenders, contractors etc. I feel like I'm really ready and close to getting a solid start and think something will be coming along shortly but this argument has really set me back emotionally...temporarily...but nonetheless set me back.
I just need some concrete encouragement at this point. I know you all are my family in this endeavor and I really need you all right now!
I really believe my first deal is coming soon, I've identified 40 properties that are interesting and am researching them using the TotalView research tool from this site, gotten area rental information from a couple of other sites that were recommended to me by people in my area who use them and my realtor is making appointments to look at the houses I've set aside. I feel like I've made a lot of headway and I can't afford to be negative about this right now...I need to be really positive to make it happen properly.
Thanks for reading and responding to my vent!!